We are at the halfway mark with our sweet girl, and I am not taking a second of this pregnancy for granted. I know everyone's experiences are different. I know it's not easy, but our bodies are incredible. I know, I know, I'm one of those "love being pregnant girls". Even when I was stuck in the hospital and bedridden last pregnancy, I still appreciated every second of it. I had waited long enough for this time, that it was all worth it to me. This time it's no different. I still get nervous before every appointment, and I'm sure that will happen until the baby is here. Then I'll be nervous for all new reasons!
Also, we named our girl! Her name will be Hazel Grace. It feels so good to have a name to call her. Everyone asks what we will call her and I keep thinking, um Hazel.... haha but I can understand wanting a nickname, too. So I think if I call her by a nickname, it will be Elle. With Grey, we can't exactly call her "Hay" without things getting confusing. The same goes for calling her by her middle name. Grace is just too close to Greyson and could get confusing. We do love the name though, and feel she's been given to us by the grace of God. So it is very fitting.
I keep being asked how this pregnancy has been different than the last one with the twins. First of all, nausea, nausea, nausea!! It was 24-7 during the first trimester. Thankfully she's taking it easy on me now in the second Tri. But I also felt her kicks much sooner than the boys. I felt the twins at 17 weeks, but started feeling her at 11 weeks! And probably the biggest difference I'm noticing now is the way I'm growing seems so different. With the twins, I suddenly popped around 18-19 weeks and when I popped, that was it! I had my belly and it only grew from there. With this baby, I feel like some days I wake up feeling very pregnant and others, I can barely find my belly. Trust me. Last week I looked bigger than I do today... see pictures below. I wore the same outfit just for the picture so you can see the difference better! Anyone else ever noticed that with second pregnancies? Or is it a girl vs boy pregnancy thing? I have no idea, but it keeps me guessing what outfits I'll fit into on a regular basis!
God is good. All looked well today at our anatomy scan, and here is my favorite shot of baby girl, looking like a sleepy little doll face!